Bettye L. Stephens

Godfrey | Thursday, June 24 2010

Bettye L. Stephens, 80, died at 8:40 a.m. Thursday, June 24, 2010 at St. Anthony’s Hospital.

Born August 26, 1929 in Helena, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Lealen and Lecygne (McCoy) Bailey. She was a former member of the North Alton Southern Baptist Church. She was also a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed gardening. On March 13, 1953 in Helena, Arkansas, she married George Stephens. He preceded her in death on October 14, 1982.

Surviving is a daughter, Linda S. Fleshman and her husband Nelson of Godfrey, a son, Mike Stephens and his wife Marilyn of Godfrey, four grandchildren, Angela Willhelm and husband Anthony, Joe Stephens, Ashley Fleshman and Alec Fleshman and three sisters, Mary Moore and husband David, Molly Jackson and Marsha Holland and husband Leonard. She was preceded in death by a son, George Stephens and a brother, Walter Bailey.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Pastor Jerry Wray will officiate. Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.

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